- 6 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
So finally back for a couple weeks, got pro pics and I am excited to write my planning journal! Thank you to everyone off this site who shared templates and ideas. As a wedding planner I knew exactly what I wanted and without a DIY bone in my body ebay, etsy and other brides from this site were PERFECT for my destination wedding. I hate anything DIY. I hate going to Michaels and searching through bins and I would much rather pay someone to do it for me 🙂 I love planning other weddings and I love my job, I just really didn’t want to do it for my own.. crazy right?
So I’ll get started.. most of my stuff was made on Etsy or purchased from a store. I will be happy to share sellers if you pm me!
How we met and our engagement session..
We actually met in college 10 years ago 🙂 I was partying too much so I was forced to go home and finish school near where I grew up, haha. So we actually lost contact for 4 years. I had a failed marriage, he a failed engagement and while I was working a wedding for a friend of his we just happen to run into each other again and the rest was history 🙂 We got married here in VA, just the two of us and two kids later after I decided to take time away from work and I started planning my dream wedding..
(Sorry the pics are so big)
The Rings.. To make a long story short.. I am very picky and indecisive.. The first set didn’t fit my personality, the 2nd set I loved the eternity band but it didn’t fit flush next to the engagement ring and it bothered me…. So this was my 3rd and final set, and I love them.
We are regulars at Atlantis in the Bahamas so I wanted something similar to that island but somewhere we had never been. So with a friend who had just gotten married at this resort, I did some research and we found the Gran Bahia Principe. My top reasons: Free food and alcohol and I can bring my own photographer!!
Save The Date Magnets we sent out in January
I loooove Amsale so I knew I wanted her Bijou dress but HATE strapless dresses (thanks to the DD’s) so I took 2 Amsale dresses and added the top of #2 to my favorite Bijou..
FINAL- LOVE and sooooooo worth the money!!
Here’s all my other stuff:
Had to wear sparkly Louboutins! I’m a shoe whore!
Davids Bridal Dress in Pool and my daughter in a pool tutu
For the guys.. Tan destination tuxes and we bought them orange ties.
My hubby and son both had aqua colored shirts.
Here we are all together.. LOVE!